Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Center
There are many non-
People of all ages experience constant effects from gravity, sun-
According to a study done by Dr. Gordon Patzer, a psychologist who studied 3 decades of research on physical attractiveness, human beings are hard-
Listed below are several non-
Botox Cosmetic in Ft Lauderdale, Weston and Surrounding areas of South Florida
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat facial lines and wrinkles. It is injected under the skin with an ultrafine needle and relaxes facial muscles, thereby reducing lines and wrinkles. Botox cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulse transmission from muscle to muscle. Once the muscles are at rest, the skin becomes smoother creating a rested, refreshed look
Results typically last 3-
maintain the effect over time. Botox is a very safe treatment and was
introduced into the cosmetic arena in 2002. Prior to that Botox had been
used since 1980 to treat other medical conditions in children and adults
with a high safety record.
Botox not only improves the appearance of wrinkles but can also be used to smooth skin texture, shape eyebrows, and can appear to lift and tighten the skin. Botox can be used in younger patients as a more preventative treatment to prevent deep wrinkles from forming. Asymmetries with respect to eyebrow position may be improved with Botox Cosmetic. Frown lines and an angry look can be corrected. Botox has no associated downtime, is extremely safe and cost effective treatment, but expect 3-
Botox Cosmetic is FDA approved to treat the brow area and crow’s feet area and is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator or procerus muscle activity (the area between the eyebrows) in adults. Off label treatments are commonly and safely used to smooth wrinkles of the forehead, improve the appearance of the corners of the mouth and vertical lip lines, bunny lines on the nose, decrease fullness from prominent muscles of mastication and to treat sagging platysma neck bands.
Botox cosmetic can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the armpits, hands or soles of the feet. Results from treatment to this area can last up to 9 months. Both men and women use Botox to treat areas of excessive sweating.
Treatment with Botox only takes about 10-
Botox Cosmetic is a product made by Allergan and was the first of its kind on the market. Since the introduction of Botox Cosmetic, two other brands are available and just as effective for use in the United States. -
If you like to improve your facial wrinkles and are considering having treatment with Botox, Xeomin or Dysport, please call The Best U Now to schedule an appointment.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure are all
products marketed by Allergan. These Allergan products are known as
“dermal fillers” and are used in different areas of the face to add facial
volume and fullness, smooth lines and wrinkles and to improve skin texture.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that
acts as a cushion and a lubricant in the joints and other tissues like the eyes
and skin. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases
and contributes to wrinkle formation due to diminished tissue elasticity and
Hyaluronic acid naturally absorbs water, so injection under the skin adds
volume to erase skin wrinkles, or fill hollows or depressions, restoring a
more youthful, rested appearance. Repeated injections of filler will help to
stimulate your body’s own collagen production thereby reducing the on-
age related process of collagen breakdown.
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are two of the most popular wrinkle fillers in
the United States and are commonly used to treat smile lines, nasolabial
folds, lip lines, marionette lines, glabellar lines, commissure depressions
and downturned lines at the corners of the mouth. The filler looks and feels
very soft and natural. It can be used to fill the pre-
look of an early “jowl” and can also be used to contour the jaw line. Juvederm
is also an excellent lip enhancer and can create a beautifully shaped lip that
does not look overdone. Juvederm is also very hydrophilic -
attracts water, which is good for this lips as it aids in hydration.
oluma is used to treat the central and lateral cheek. This is an area that tends to show a significant amount of deflation with aging. By restoring midface volume, the nasolabial creases and tear-
naturally fuller, with the concave aspect of the S-
Volbella is used to treat the tiny vertical lip lines -
Vollure, the newest Allergan product, is used to treat moderate nasolabial fold lines. Although the manufacturer states the product can last up to 18 months, since Vollure is relatively new to the market, we have not been able to see the long term results at this time.
With any type of dermal filler correction, naturalness is essential without overcorrection. 1-
All the Juvederm family of products are reversible in the event of overcorrection using Hyaluronidase. This improves the safety profile of these fillers. Often times a combination of fillers is recommended during your consultation process, as some fillers work better in certain areas.
With the Juvederm products you can expect a refreshed, natural look. A treatment plan can be developed that can be tailored to specific patient’s budgets. Please keep in mind that although dermal fillers can provide an exceptional result, some patients, due to the degree of volume deficit and poor skin elasticity they have, may actually be a better candidate for a surgical procedure to address their issues.
For more information about Juvederm or any of the other products that are part of the Allergan Family, please call The Best U Now at 954-
Radiesse and Belotero Balance
Both Radiesse and Belotero Balance are 2 products sold in the United States by Merz Aesthetics -
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse Volumizing Filler has been FDA Approved since 2006 for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. It is also intended for restoration and/or correction of the sign of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. It should not be used for injection into superficial areas such as the eyes or lips as nodules or lumpiness has been reported with use in these areas.
Radiesse is a sterile, creamy white, cohesive injectable implant, made of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (30%) suspended in a hydrogel (70%). Calcium hydroxylapatite is a synthetic substance identical in composition to the mineral portion of bones and teeth. It is compatible with living tissues and naturally dissolves in the body over time.
CaHA is biodegradable, following the same metabolic pathway as bone debris resulting from bony fractures. After 2-
Radiesse works in 2 ways. First, it provides immediate correction of depressions
and natural looking fullness in areas of volume deficiency the moment
it is injected. Secondly, and unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, the CaHA
microspheres stimulate the body to generate new collagen, providing
longer lasting effects than some of the hyaluronic acid fillers.
Basically the injected product sets up a structure that encourages tissue growth in and around the injection site. After 2-
Of note the calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) particles of Radiesse are radiopaque and are readily seen on CT scans and may be visible on X-
Radiesse is injected into the skin, in small amounts with a very fine needle. Prior to injection, sometimes topical based numbing cream, or ice is used to minimize any discomfort during your treatment. The injected product works with your body, below the skin surface. Tiny calcium-
Radiesse is an ideal filler to restore youthful contours of the face by enhancing bony structure and areas of volume loss. It works beautifully to enhance the cheek area as well as the jawline. It can be used to create more chin projection in someone with a receding chin. It is ideal for generalized areas of volume deficiency including the temporal region and midface. It can provide subdermal support of the brows so that the brows appear more lifted. Radiesse is a thicker product that can be placed deeper in the skin to lift up the midface and enhance the cheeks. It should not be used in the lips or around the eyelids.
Radiesse is also a great product to use for hand rejuvenation and is the only FDA product approved for hand rejuvenation. The dorsum of the hand can be injected with little discomfort, immediate natural results and no downtime. Usually one syringe per hand is required. When injected, the cream like texture of Radiesse, feels soft and natural and can be molded and smoothed to hide skeletonized tendons and vessels. It also helps to thicken the skin. Your hands will no longer give away your age, so you will feel more confident to show off your beautiful jewelry and manicure.
Radiesse if often combined with other fillers such as hyaluronic acid products and either Botox or Xeomin to maximize and treat various areas of the face uniformly.
In general the longevity of the product depends upon many factors and cannot be accurately predicted. These include patient age, metabolism, lifestyle habits and the relative motion of the area in which the implant is placed. Follow-
Radiesse may be less forgiving that any of the hyaluronic acid products as there is no way to remove the product once it is injected. But the flip side is that Radiesse provides more lifting capability and collagen stimulation , so natural increases do occur over time in spite of the natural absorption of the product. Radiesse has been injected safely in over 30,000 patients worldwide without any report of reaction to the product.
What is Belotero Balance?
Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid filler marketed by Merz Aesthetics that was FDA approved in 2011. It is FDA approved for injection into the mid-
The technology used to create Belotero makes it a little different than some of the other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market. It is a low -
Due to the fluidity of the product, Belotero is one of the best hyaluronic acid fillers that is used to correct fine lines around the lips, crow’s feet and other fine etched lines of the face. This product tends to work best when it is injected superficially and is not the best product to use to add generalized volume as it disperses too readily when injected into deeper tissues. Belotero is often used in conjunction with other fillers when correcting facial volume loss. Certain products work better in other areas, so expect a combination of products to optimize your facial rejuvenation procedure.
The duration of the Belotero’s effect, depends upon the placement of the injection, patient metabolism and lifestyle habits.
To find out if Radiesse or Belotero are the right products for your facial rejuvenation treatment, call The Best U Now at 954-
Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne
The Restylane Family of products include Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne. These products are all marketed by a company called Galderma in the United States.
Restylane was the first hyaluronic acid filler FDA approved in 2003,
outperforming the previous collagen based fillers that had very limited
longevity. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the
human body and helps to maintain skin volume and hydration.
Unfortunately, as we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin reduces and contributes to wrinkle formation by decreasing tissue elasticity and hydration. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water, so injections help to add new volume under the surface of sagging, deflated or wrinkled skin. In addition, the hyaluronic acid that is injected creates a “micro injury” that stimulates new collagen formation, thickening skin and smoothing wrinkles. Injections have also been found to help delay the breakdown of collagen. Oral or topical applications of hyaluronic acid have not been proven to improve the appearance of skin.
Restylane is approved for mid to deep injection into the facial tissue for correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. It is also indicated for injections into the lips of patients over the age of 21.
Restylane Lyft is for deep implantation into the facial tissue for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-
Restylane silk is indicated for lip augmentation and for peri-
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are indicated for mid to deep injection into the facial tissue for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds in patients over the age of 21.
There are subtle difference in these fillers and their differences are what determines the best area of the face for placement. Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are 2 of the newer products in the Galderma portfolio. These are both hyaluronic acid fillers that are cross-
Treatment with any of the Restylane products is performed in the office using topical anesthesia and ice if desired by the patient. A dental nerve block may be used for lip injections to make you more comfortable. Multiple injections using a very fine needle are used to fill depressions, wrinkles and contour the face. Many times more than one syringe of product is necessary in order to obtain full correction. Injections are well tolerated with minimal downtime. Mild bruising or swelling can occur but is easily covered with make-
To learn more about Restylane Products and how they might help you, please schedule a consultation at our office by calling The Best U Now at 954-
Kybella is a prescription medication used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (known as submental fat) also called a “double chin”.
Kybella, also known as deoxycholic acid, is a FDA
upper neck and under chin fat. Although Kybella is FDA approved
for treating submental fat, it is also currently being used off label to treat
other areas where excess unwanted fat is present.
Submental fullness (i.e. double chin) is a common facial condition that can impact a wide range of adults, both men and women. Causes include aging, genetics and weight gain. Sometimes, no matter how much you try to improve your diet and exercise, the condition just will not go away. With the problem of submental fat, many people feel less confident and feel that it makes them look older and heavier than they really are.
Kybella is a non-
Kybella is administered into the fatty tissue under the chin with a very tiny needle using a template that precisely places the injections into a specific treatment pattern. Usually 2 to 4 vials of Kybella are needed per treatment session and on average most patients’ need a series of 3 sessions spaced 6-
For most patients, downtime is minimal and worse after their first treatment session. Most patients develop moderate to severe swelling of the lower chin area that can last up to 72 hours and in some patients slightly longer. Possible side effects may include pain at the injection site, bruising, swelling, numbness and redness. Any side effects are usually temporary lasting a few days, but in some patients they can last longer.
Anyone interested in a non-
The Melanage minipeel represents a new generation of chemical peels. The peel uses weak acids, combined with potent non-
Results will vary, but generally patients will see an improvement in the appearance of their skin. Although most patients experience peeling, not every patient will notice this. If you do not see actual peeling, you are still receiving all the benefits of the melanage minipeel. Treatment continues at home with the products that are included in the minipeel kit including the use of the nightly skin brightener which helps to even out skin tone and reduce uneven pigment changes.
For best results, depending upon your actual skin condition, you may need to go through a series of treatment s in order to obtain your best outcome. Following your mini-
If you would like to improve your skin by having a Melanage Minipeel treatment, please contact The Best U Now to schedule an appointment.
LASER SKIN TREATMENTS
Nano Laser Peel
usually just slight redness for 1-
Exactly What is a Nano -
Nano Laser Peel removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision or depth. The procedure is performed in our office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin condition and desired outcome.
The Nano Laser Peel beam is scanned over a treatment area to
remove a very thin layer of skin. Removing the top layer (the
stratum corneum) eliminates some of the damaged cells that
can give skin a tired, aged, dull look. Plus the treatment
activates messenger cells to trigger the body’s natural healing
process. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the
treated area. The result is healthier looking skin, often with
reduced wrinkles, and improved color evenness. Patients often
tell us that they feel like their skin went from looking tired to
The Nano Laser Peel can treat mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage and pigment irregularities. Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and the neck although some people treat the chest and hands as well.
If you would like to reveal soft, silky skin and restore a fresh youthful glow to your entire face, consider the Nano Laser Peel. It is a fast and easy treatment that results in healthier looking skin. To make an appointment, call The Best U Now at 954-
Profractional Laser Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with minimal downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. The procedure is performed in the office and can be custom tailored to address your specific skin conditions and desired outcome. Profractional Laser Treatments are one of the best treatments to improve acne scars.
Profractional uses a tiny laser bean to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surround untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. This skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which adds firmness and resilience to the skin.
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Your health care provider can personalize a treatment plan for you based upon your specific needs and may choose to combine Profractional therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further enhance your outcome.
The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes. Profractional therapy is widely regarded as a comfortable procedure, usually tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic, depending upon the depth of the treatment. Immediately following the procedure, you may experience a mild redness and sensation resembling sunburn. Complete healing usually occurs within a few days and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to get back to work and apply make-
As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of Profractional therapy is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4-
If you are interested in Profractional Laser Therapy, please contact The Best U Now to schedule a consultation.
Deep Laser Resurfacing
Deep Laser Resurfacing with Contour TRL is a treatment designed for unparalleled wrinkle reduction and improvements in skin tone and texture.
As we age, the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants take their toll on our skin creating wrinkles, pigment irregularities, skin laxity and skin texture changes. A custom designed Contour TRL procedure can be successful at reducing or eliminating these conditions and in fact is one of the best ways to address the aging problems that occur around the eyes and the mouth.
Although, there are several different types of lasers used to perform peels, the SCITON JOULE CONTOUR TRL technology is widely regarding as one of the safest, most effective laser treatments currently available. Several areas of the body can be treated, although the most common areas are the face and neck. Laser resurfacing is often combined with plastic surgery procedures to further improve results.
The Contour TRL treatment is designed to treat deep wrinkles of the face, even wrinkles in difficult to treat areas like around the eyes and mouth. It is also used to improve scars, solar spots, actinic keratosis and poor skin tone and texture.
The Contour TRL procedure is custom designed for each individual person in order to specifically address different concerns. The laser treatment safely removes a layer of skin to a depth determined by your health care provider. The depth of treatment will depend upon your skin condition, your desired outcome and your expectation for downtime. Because Contour TRL treatments can affect tissue with micro-
skin a younger, rejuvenated appearance. Because the Contour TRL is designed for deep laser peels, excellent results are typically achieved with just one treatment
After treatment you will experience redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Swelling may occur in the treated area. Your health care provider will advise you on specific after-
Complete healing will depend largely upon the depth of the treatment. Healing times for shallow treatments are typically 3-
The top layer of the skin will regrow and can typically be covered with makeup in about 7-
No other non-
Forever Young BBL
What is Forever Young BBL -
Forever Young BBL treated a wide variety of conditions. For skin rejuvenation, Forever Young BBL removes age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels and more. Forever Young BBL can also be used to reduce unwanted hair and control active acne. All areas of the body can be treated. During your treatment, a cool gel is first applied to the treatment area. Then, a chilled applicator is placed on the skin to deliver the light therapy. The treatment is very comfortable, however in ore sensitive areas; your health care provider may elect to use a topical anesthetic. Treatment plans are custom designed for each patient with regards to the specific problem being addressed. Every patient and every condition is different. There is virtually no downtime associated with Forever Young BBL and in most cases you can a apply make-
Following treatment, you may be sensitive to sunlight and should apply sunscreen and other skin products as advised by your health care provider. It is important to make sure you follow all your post treatment instructions as advised after your Forever Young BBL in order to obtain your best outcome
Our Forever Young BBL Photofacial can help you look years young and erase the signs of aging. Despite what you may have heard, it is possible to slow down the aging clock. The power of BBL Broadband light is safe for skin rejuvenation and for treating sun damage, facial redness and brown spots on the face. Stanford University recently conducted a study that proved Forever Young BBL treatments can restore the gene expression of aged human skin to resemble much younger skin. What does that mean? Simply that with regular treatments, your skin can look better than it did 10 years ago.
Are you ready to turn back the block and slow down your aging process? Contact The Best U Now to see how Forever Young BBL might be the right treatment for you.
Skin Firming with SkinTyte
SkinTyte is a non-
SkinTyte works by using infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. The process promoted partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during and after each pulse, providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.
SkinTyte results may vary from patient to patient. The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened. Typically patients go through a series of 3-
It is important if you are considering SkinTyte treatments to have realistic expectation with regards to the treatment result. Those patients with moderate to severe laxity may not be a candidate for SkinTyte treatment and may actually require a surgical procedure in order to tighten their skin to their degree of expectation.
If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for SKINTYTE and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact The Best U Now to schedule an appointment.
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